Fr. William Riegel, CSB passes away

It is with great sadness that we announce on Monday, August 23 Fr. William A. Riegel, CSB passed away at the age of 78. Fr. Riegel came to Catholic Central in 2014 as a guidance counselor and member of the School Board of Directors. He was well loved by many students and staff for his boisterous laughter, natural affinity for finding joy in everything, and his seemingly endless supply of tootsie rolls. He not only understood students but could communicate effectively with them on a level that can only be described as “uniquely Basilian”. 

Please see below for funeral details and join us in praying for the repose of his soul. 

Mary, Alma Mater, Pray for Us. 
St. Basil, Pray for Us.

Friday, August 27, 2021
3:00 - 7:00 P.M. Visitation, CC Chapel of St. Basil
7:00 Vigil Prayer Service
Reception Immediately following  

Saturday, August 28, 2021
9:00 - 9:45 A.M. Visitation
10:00 A.M. Mass of the Resurrection 
St. Joseph's Parish
830 S. Lafayette Street
South Lyon, MI 48178
Phone:  248.446.8700

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Basilian Fathers Retirement Fund (26095 Taft Rd. Novi, MI 48374) or by visiting

Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For more than ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact on their communities at a local, national, and global level.